For over fifteen years Ms. Weems
has served as an advocate for individuals with behavioral and emotional diagnosis.
Her vision for the Mullen-Polk Foundation, a non-profit, which she founded in 2015 for
the unique purpose of assisting all youth in fulfilling their desires to live,
work, and exercise their rights as productive citizens.
Ms. Weems was inspired at a young age, by
the important belief that every human being had the inherent right to
The organization has an exceptional record for exceeding requirements to enhance the quality of service delivered throughout its programs.
David Cea is an individual with a lifelong interest in helping youth and vulnerable populations. As a child, he entered the system at 11 years old and remained a ward of the state until he was 18. During his tenure in the custody of the State of Texas he lived in a variety of group and foster homes. His experiences opened his eyes to the ever-increasing number of forgotten people without a voice, and the atrocities they can suffer with no one to help them advocate for themselves.
As an adult in his early 20’s he began working with the elderly in nursing homes and remained in that field for 8 years, before returning to his roots and beginning work with at-risk teens. During this time, due mainly to an inability to rise any further with the company due to lack of education, he began attending college at age 31 at the University of Central Oklahoma. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in only three years and was awarded a full academic scholarship to the University of Chicago where he obtained a Masters Degree in Social Sciences with a dual focus in Human Rights and History in only 8 ½ months. His research was focused on dehumanization and torture prisoners face at the hands of corrections officers and the numerous international laws such treatment violates.
Following graduate school David began working for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) as a supervisor in both Washington state and Oregon. Once again, however, he felt the pull to return to direct service with those he knew best and accepted a position as the Program Manager for Our Next Generation in Vancouver WA.
Direct Care / Case Aid Staff
Mr. Shears comes from a background of foster care, while growing up with youth in his younger years, he was also a foster parent for BRS youth in King County. He was also employed with CFSF out of Port Orchard for several years as a case aid.
He has currently returned to school in Clark County and loves to travel.
Charles Marentes- Direct Care / Youth Mentor
Erika Lutz - Direct Care / Youth Mentor
Tony Welleh - Direct Care / Youth Mentor